Saturday, December 9, 2006
Red Rubber Novelty
The Skin of the Torus
For years, around this time of year, I have sat down to my sewing machine, after dredging creek bottoms, begging, stealing and pilfering used inner tubes, to make stuff. I usually try to make things that are useful enough to be sellable, and so I can justify days of sitting, in near bliss, at the machine. The billfolds and purses that I make are generally popular with the buyers, except for the color. People have often asked me if I make something in another color. I have to say no because they only make inner tubes in black, just like the old Model Ts.
The tyranny of black rubber is over. I chanced upon some red rubber scraps from a rubber stamp company last summer. While the black rubber is still superior in drape and texture, the red rubber is as red as a redhead. I 'll be incorporating the red into this year's line.
Want Some Rubber?
While I usually don't pimp this blog for commercial purposes (except for my own), please feel free to email me for the price list and availability. This is a limited thing, and won't be around long (really, I do this about a week out of the year, the cliche is true).